May 1 is officially Law Day. First established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower, Law Day marks the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  

This year’s Law Day theme is: American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters. This theme calls upon every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy. To commemorate this year’s theme, all locations of the Law Library will have voter registration forms. These forms act as a reminder that the right to vote is the very foundation of government by the people. As Abraham Lincoln once expressed, we are a “government of the people, by the people, (and) for the people.”

Other activities we will host in celebration of Law Day include the San Diego County Bar Association’s Children At Risk book drive; free legal clinics, on a first come, first serve basis, where you will receive one-on-one consultation with an attorney; and information sessions on everyday legal issues. See the schedule below for a full list of activities:

In partnership with the Foothills Bar Association at our El Cajon location:

Monday, April 28:

12-1 p.m.: Divorce 101
1-2 p.m.: Landlord-Tenant Issues

Tuesday, April 29
12-1 p.m.: Conservatorship Basics 
1-2 p.m.: The ABCs of Restraining Orders

Please contact Benita at (619) 441-4451 if you have any questions about the El Cajon events.

In partnership with the San Diego County Bar Association at our Downtown location:
Wednesday, April 30
10-12 p.m.: Family Law Clinic

If you are a family law attorney interested in volunteering for the family law clinic or have questions about this event, please contact Isabel at:

In partnership with the North County Bar Association and San Diego Paralegal Association at our Vista location:
Thursday, May 1
1-4 p.m.: Legal Clinic – in the areas of civil, criminal, landlord-tenant, family, probate and bankruptcy.

Please contact Cheryl at (760) 940-4386 for any questions about the Vista event.

In partnership with the Family Law Facilitator’s Office at our Chula Vista location:

Friday, May 2
8:30 – 12 p.m.: Family Law Clinic 

Please contact Gina at (619) 531-3900 for any questions about the Chula Vista event.